Did you heart pound the first time you saw UT Tower, looming 307 feet above you? Did it make you feel small and yet, at the same time, strong and significant as a part of something bigger than yourself? Perhaps you were touring college campuses and upon stepping onto The University of Texas at Austin‘s fabled Forty Acres and beholding it, you knew that you’d found somewhere you belonged.
If any of those sentiments sound familiar, then these 10 inspiring photos of UT Tower are going to stir up all kinds of nostalgic feels for you as you remember not only the first time you ever set foot on campus and set eyes on UT Tower, but also all of the many other priceless milestones that you experienced throughout your time as a Longhorn, including your first football game, the first time you got to pet Bevo, graduation…
Yep — it’s better if you just go ahead and let it happen:
Happy Texas Independence Day, Longhorns! Proud Texans often remind people outside the Lone Star State that “everything is bigger in Texas,” and on the Forty Acres we have one of the best, and largest, signs of Texan pride — the biggest #Texas flag in the world. Find us on Twitter to learn more about the giant Texas flag. Twitter.com/UTAustin #HookEm
Now that we’ve got you thoroughly inspired and weepy, be sure to check out some of the following great articles we’ve published about reasons we love The University of Texas. Hook ’em!
Featured photo: Flickr user Shane Pope, CC licensed